James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Chateau Pontet Canet 2011

Product description

Intense colour and fresh aromas possess an incredible purity, with mineral, fruit, and flower notes that come together harmoniously. On the palate, the wine shows impressive finesse with silky tannins and is an enchanted meeting of a great terroir with biodynamics.

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast

So smooth, this is a rich, glorious wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavours, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavours are allied to linear tannins precisely yet generously. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink it before 2020.

95 Points - James Suckling

A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age—a wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, as always. Better than from barrel. Try in 2018.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet in colour, the 2011 Pontet-Canet comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of redcurrant jelly, warm cassis and blackberry pie, plus touches of dried mint mocha, smoked meats and yeast extract with a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of energy with lively red and black fruits and compelling mineral accents, finishing long with a provocative lift.